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The cinder field of the Taurus Mountains, part IA dark-colored mare unit within the southwestern corner of the Taurus Mountains is discussed. The geologic characteristics of this unit, the intricate relationship between it and the surrounding features, and the probable source of the unit were the objects of visual observations during the Apollo 15 flight. The results of these observations made from orbit indicate that the unit probably consists of volcanic ash or pyroclastic deposits that came to the surface through a multitude of cinder cones. The local setting of the area and the relationship of the dark deposit to other nearby geologic units are examined in light of data obtained from the Apollo 15 panoramic camera photographs.
Document ID
19720015197
Document Type
Other
Authors
El-Baz, F. (Bellcomm, Inc. Washington, DC, United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1972
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Manned Spacecraft Center Apollo 15 Prelim. Sci. Rept.
Subject Category
SPACE SCIENCES
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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